NEP Studios has created a state-of-the-art control room at Connecticut Film Center Studios for Prospect Park Productions‘ relaunch of the popular soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. Based in Stamford, Conn., Connecticut Film Center Studios is providing 55,000 square feet of production, editing and office space for the programs. The productions began taping in late February.
After being cancelled by ABC in April 2011, both of the long-running series were licensed to Prospect Park for its new online TV and interactive media network, The Online Network (TOLN). New episodes of the soap operas are expected to be available by April on Hulu.com as well as the Apple iTunes store.
“We have been pleased to collaborate with NEP Studios on several productions, the latest being the soap operas,” said Bruce Heller, president, Connecticut Film Center. “They have been an excellent partner for us, and their deep technical and equipment know-how and design expertise make the ideal complement to our physical production space.”
For the soap operas, NEP Studios has designed and installed a permanent control room to accommodate the production’s XDCAM workflow utilizing Sony PDW-F1600 record decks. In addition, NEP is designing and equipping a postproduction bay to enable on-site Avid video and audio editing of the shows.
“Prospect Park’s revival of All My Children and One Life to Live represents the new paradigm in television viewing, with consumers accessing more and more of their favorite content via the Internet,” said Barry Katz, senior vice president and general manager of NEP Studios. “We’re pleased that Prospect Park chose NEP Studios to be part of this groundbreaking effort,”
In addition to the Prospect Park productions, Connecticut Film Center Studios provides a studio and NEP provides a mobile control room for production of The People’s Court in the same facility.
“Our successful track record supporting The People’s Court at the Film Center, coupled with the state of Connecticut’s extremely attractive 30 percent tax credits for motion picture and television productions, were key factors in Prospect Park’s selection of NEP Studios and Connecticut Film Center,” said Katz.